Ryanair directly employed Irish pilots call fourth one-day strike

Airline 'reckless' and 'provocative': Union
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 07/30/2018
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A suitcase is seen with a shirt during a protest of Ryanair employees, on the first day of a cabin crew strike held in several European countries, at the entrance of the airport in Malaga, Spain, on July 25. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

DUBLIN (Reuters) — Pilots directly employed by Ryanair and who are members of its Irish trade union will stage a fourth one-day strike on Aug. 3 and warned of further stoppages unless the airline changes tack.

Ryanair told over 300 pilots and cabin crew earlier on Wednesday that they may lose their jobs as it cuts its Dublin-based fleet by 20 per cent after recent strikes hurt bookings and airfares in its home market.

The airline’s decision to issue the staff with 90-day protective notice was a “reckless” and “provocative” move that will likely harden the pilots’ resolve, the Forsa/IALPA trade union said in a statement.

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